HDP MPs: Lift the isolation on Öcalan

Gathering in front of the parliament, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs called on Turkey's Ministry of Justice to lift the isolation imposed on Abdullah Öcalan.

 Ankara - Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs have held a protest in front of the Ministry of Justice demanding an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and an urgent visit to him in prison for 27 days. HDP MPs issued a press statement calling on the Ministry of Justice to lift the isolation imposed on Abdullah Öcalan.

 “Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been kept in isolation for years due to international conspiracy,” the statement said, “The isolation imposed on Öcalan is also imposed on Kurdish people. Mr. Öcalan was handed over to Turkey as a result of an international conspiracy. Since 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement, which divided Kurdistan in four parts, the Kurdish people have been subjected to an isolation and a genocide.

 ‘Democratic struggle must be strengthened’

“The Kurds should come together to break the isolation and govern themselves on their own lands. They should form their own unity. Democratic struggle must be strengthened. Imagine that there are 30 million Kurds in a country; however, they cannot receive education in their native language. According to the constitution of the Republic of Turkey, there is no Kurd in the country. 30 million Kurds are denied. In this context, the isolation imposed on Mr. Öcalan continues. We will maintain our democratic struggle to end this isolation. We will keep struggling to end the isolation imposed on Mr. Öcalan. We call on the Ministry of Justice and all authorized institutions; lift the isolation now.”